After shooting their engagement session, I knew that Natalie and Jeff’s Galleria Marchetti wedding would be fantastic! They are such a fun loving, beautiful couple who are both incredibly natural in front of the camera, allowing us to get some great moments of the two of them just being themselves.
I started off at the Waldorf Astoria with Natalie for getting ready photos. I love working at that hotel and their room was full of natural light and had enough space for everyone to get ready comfortably. While I was shooting the ladies, Chris was with Jeff photographing at their apartment. When everyone was ready we headed downstairs for the first look outside the hotel and stopped for portraits at the Kinzie St. Bridge and the Bassment, where they had their first date!
We were concerned about rain the whole day but at the last minute they were able to make the call to have their ceremony outside. The greenery around the ceremony space is so gorgeous and makes for an incredible backdrop and I was so grateful that the rain held off!
After the ceremony, the couple and guests were greeted by a mariachi band who played throughout cocktail hour. I love when my clients add personal elements like this to their wedding!
After dinner and a few dances, guests did the vibora de la mar dance which was a first for me! Guests are invited to dance around the entire venue and they threw Jeff in the air which made for one of my favorite photos of the night!
Thanks so much for having us document your day!
What they said: “Allison was nothing short of perfect. A professional and true artist. She did not miss any special moments and it has been tough choosing photos for our wedding album. Her work is incredible. My husband thought no one could ever meet my expectations – well she surpassed them. We will be forever grateful to you Allison your work will be part of our new family treasures. THANK YOU!”
Thanks to all of the amazing vendors that made this Galleria Marchetti wedding so great!
Event Planning: Jena Warren with An Affair to Remember
Florist: Steve’s Flower Market
Dessert: Alliance Bakery
Dress: Mira Couture
Makeup: Shannon O’Brien
Hair Stylist: Erin Graham
DJ: Megan Taylor of Fig Media
Videographer: 312 Films
Venue: Galleria Marchetti
February 28, 2019